Student Accommodation in Cairns
What is homestay?
Homestay accommodation is when students stay in an Australian family's home, living as a 'member' of the family. Homestay families provide students with meals and involve them in family activities, and students are expected to clean up after themselves just as they would at home. This type of accommodation is organized by the Cairns College of English. It is an excellent choice for students wanting to get additional practice speaking English, and for those who may wish to learn more about Australian culture.
How much does it cost?
|Homestay Accommodation Fees|
|Airport Pick-up||Nil (for homestay students only)|
|Accommodation Placement Fee||$220|
|Single Homestay Under 18||$260/wk||$38/extra night|
|Twin Homestay Under 18||$240/wk||$35/extra night|
|Single Homestay Over 18||$210/wk||$30/extra night|
|Twin Homestay Over 18||$190 /wk||$28/extra night|
|Share Accommodation||$170 /wk -|
All rates are per person.
Students can arrange independently before arrival or book through Cairns College of English after arrival.
Other Forms of Accommodation
Other housing options available to students include hostels (inexpensive hotel accommodation with some shared facilities) and sharehouses (shared houses or flats). Cairns College of English does not place students into these types of accommodation, but we are glad to assist students and answer any questions.
Below is a list of links which may be helpful (listed alphabetically):
127 Sheridan Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4051 5383
17 Scott Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4041 1875
77-81 Esplanade, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4051 2159
8 Scott Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4052 1377
Tropic Days Backpackers
26 - 28 Bunting Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4041 1521
YHA Cairns Central
20 McLeod Street, Cairns
phone: (61-7) 4051 0772